Sam Matheson

Sam M.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The most important thing to me is to keep the student interested and engaged in the lessons. This way learning guitar is easy and fun, not a struggle. A great place to start is by learning songs you enjoy listening to. Then later moving on, applying theory and scales to the songs we have learned.
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Sam teaches



Sam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2013

I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater, Shamrockfest, The Black Cat, Half Street Fairgrounds. and Gaylord National resort.
For the past three years I have been teaching guitar lessons to student of all ages, with excellent results! I always keep the students interested by teaching songs they are excited to learn, while also making sure that they continue to grow as a guitarist and musicians. Lessons can be in Rock, Jazz, or Pop styles, and on acoustic or electric guitar. Music theory is included to the extent that the student and/or parents are interested. Lessons can be at my house or yours.

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Professional Music
Sep 2012 - May 2016
Berklee College of Music


Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Promo video for a band I play with regularly
Photo by Sam M.

Photo by Sam M.

Photo by Sam M.

Photo by Sam M.
Photo by Sam M.


7 Reviews

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Dara Jul 10, 2018
Guitar · In studio

It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!

Karen .. Jun 21, 2018
Guitar · In home

Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.

Anabel H. Jun 2, 2018
Guitar · In home

Sam is very patient.

Edward M. May 3, 2018
Guitar · In studio

nice personality, knowledgeable, very helpful. I would recommend him anytime to anyone

Chris O. Jun 30, 2017
Guitar · In home

Polite, knowledgeable, and flexible about scheduling!

Nikhil May 7, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Sam has been awesome. He's very patient and encouraging, which fosters a great learning environment. It's also pretty clear that he's an experienced and knowledgable musician. I've learned quite a bit in my short time taking lessons with Sam, and I look forward to seeing how much I can progress. Good experience, all around.

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Rachel Nov 1, 2016
Guitar · In home

Daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first lesson with Sam. Very patient with new guitarist.

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